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The A-B-C of BCAs

An overview of the issues around introducing Border Carbon Adjustments in the EU

UK carbon pricing after Brexit

After Brexit, the UK should aim to remain within the EU ETS. If that is not possible, the UK should implement a carbon tax rather than a standalone UK ETS.

How to optimise the EU ETS transition funds?

Member States have a choice about where to transfer their EU ETS allowances – this briefing shows the Modernisation Fund is best for the climate & Member States

We’re a non-profit climate change think tank which uses data analysis to build evidence-based climate policy.

We focus on EU policies such as the EU ETS and the ‘Effort Sharing Regulation’, and emissions reductions in industrial sectors.

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Carbon Pricing

Reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) and implementing strong regional carbon prices

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Sandbag develops innovative tools to shine a light on complex climate policy

Sandbag is recognised as a top global climate think-tank

An inspirational idea that promises to make a real and positive difference… and a wonderful opportunity to help sort out the climate mess we’ve all created. Prof. Chris Turney is the author of Ice, Mud and Blood: Lessons from Climates Past
Chris Turney

Professor, University of Exeter

Sandbag is playing a crucial role in making sure that Europe’s cornerstone climate policy actually does its job.
Caroline Lucas

United Kingdom MP

Sandbag … strikes a balance between underlining the merits of the EU ETS and criticising the weaknesses.
Connie Hedegaard

Former European Commissioner

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